Catherine DeRose

British Literature | Digital Humanities | Media Studies

Awards | Articles & Reviews | Invited Talks & Conferences | Workshop Participation


  • PhD English Literature, PhD minor Humanities Computing and Design, 2016

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • MA English Literature, 2010

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BA English Literature, minor Classical Studies, 2009

    • Northwestern University

    • summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, English Honors


AWARDS (top)

Grants and Research Awards

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Borghesi Workshop Grant for co-founding the Digital Humanities Research Network, UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, 2014-2015, renewal grant 2015-2016

  • New Arts Venture Challenge First Place Award for digital humanities research, UW-Madison Arts Enterprise, Apr. 2013

  • Daniel Bonbright Scholar for excellence in the humanities, Northwestern University, 2008-2009

  • Robert Mayo Memorial Prize for best paper, Northwestern University, 2008


  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, UW-Madison Graduate School, Fall 2015

  • Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, 2015

  • Chawton House Library Visiting Fellowship and University of Southampton Fellow, Aug. 2013

  • Sally Mead Hands Dissertation Fellowship, UW-Madison English Department, Summer 2013

Conference and Institute Travel Awards

  • Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) Sponsored Student Scholarship, Aug. 2014, Jul. 2015, Jun. 2016, Jun. 2018

  • Conference Presentation Grant, UW-Madison Graduate School, Sep. 2015

  • Herlihy-Jones Travel Award, UW-Madison English Department, Oct. 2014

  • Vilas Conference Presentation Grant, the Graduate School, UW-Madison, Oct. 2012, Oct. 2013

  • North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Travel Grant, Oct. 2013

  • The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) Post-Graduate Bursary, Jul. 2013

  • Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI) Sponsored Student Scholarship, Jan. 2013

  • Victorians Institute Travel Award, Nov. 2012

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Tuition Scholarship, University of Victoria, Jun. 2012



  • “Digital Humanities on Reserve: From Reading Room to Laboratory at Yale University Library.” Co-authored with Peter Leonard. Digital Humanities Quarterly. Special Issue: “Lab & Slack.” Forthcoming.

  • Victorian Eyes: Literary, Statistical, and Artistic Perspectives on Victorian Novels – and Dickens’s Unfinished Murder Mystery.” Co-authored with Carrie Roy (Artist) and Fred Boehm (Statistics). Significance. American Statistical Association and Royal Statistical Society. 11.2 (Apr. 2014): 40-43

  • “Reading Numbers by Numbers: Digital Studies and the Victorian Serial Novel.” Co-authored with Susan David Bernstein. Victorian Review. Special Issue: “Digital Victorians.” 38.2 (Fall 2012): 43-68

Reviews and Bibliographies

  • “RSVP Bibliography: 2011-2013.” Contributor. Victorian Periodicals Review. 47.3 (Fall 2014): 476-519

  • “Review of Nineteenth-Century Fiction Database.” SHARP News. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing 21.4 (Autumn 2012): 13-14


Invited Talks and Interviews:

  • “How we Prepare Future Teachers of Digital Humanities.” Keynote. DHN 2019. University of Copenhagen, Mar. 2019

  • “Media Matters: From Manuscripts to Print in George Eliot’s Romola.” 18th & 19th Century Colloquium. Yale University, Dec. 2018

  • “Introduction to Design: User-Centered Digital Humanities.” Keynote. Third Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Utah State University, Feb. 2018

  • “Digital Humanities and the HistoryMakers Archive.” Co-presented with Lauren Tilton. HistoryMakers Board of Advisors meeting. New York, Jan. 2018

  • “Digital Humanities Support for Research and Teaching.” IvyPlus Directors of Educational Technology meeting. Yale University, Oct. 2017

  • Alumni Speaker Series on Teaching. UW-Madison English Department, Feb. 2017

  • "Topic Modeling the HistoryMakers Archive." HistoryMakers Board of Advisors meeting. New York, Jan. 2017

  • Job Market Panel. Professionalization Workshop, North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), Nov. 2016

  • “Beyond TEI: Literary Tools for Literary Scholars.” Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Yale Working Group in Digital Manuscript Studies. Yale, Mar. 2016

  • “Plugged-In Classrooms: Incorporating Media into your Teaching.” English 100 Training Session. UW-Madison, Aug. 2014

  • “Developing a Sense of Community within Graduate Programs.” Graduate School Panel for Program Coordinators Annual Meeting. UW-Madison, Jul. 2014

  • “Victorian Eyes: Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Arts.” Interviewed with fellow collaborators Carrie Roy and Fred Boehm. Perpetual Notion Machine: Stories and News about Science, Technology and Related Public Policy. WORT 89.9 FM radio, Madison. Nov. 2013.

  • Collaborations in the Digital Humanities Roundtable. The British Modernities Group. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mar. 2013

  • “What Computational Analysis Can Tell Us About Literature: Using JMP to Study Literary Trends.” Lecture Series. Humanities Research Bridge. UW-Madison, Oct. 2012

  • “Mapping British Literature, 1800-1900.” Lecture series. Computer Graphics Lab Working Group. UW-Madison, Oct. 2012

  • “Visualizations and Humanities Research.” Closing Forum for UW-Madison Graduate Student Conference. Graduate Student Association. Mar. 2012

  • “Wind Tunnel Digital Tools.” Corpora Space Tool Mixer Workshop. Project Bamboo. University of Maryland, Jun. 2011

  • Arts and Humanities Information Panel. New Graduate Student Orientation. UW-Madison, August 2010, Aug. 2011


  • “Neural Style Transfer: Kandinsky to Kandisnky.” Machine Vision for Cultural Heritage & Natural Science Collections. Yale University, Apr. 2019

  • "Version Control: Information Management in The Woman in White." North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Florence, Italy, May 2017

  • “Much Ado about DH: Teaching Shakespeare at Scale.” Elsinore Conference. Teesside University, Apr. 2016

  • “Seeing Through the Numbers: the Human in Digital Humanities.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Brigham Young University, Hawaii, Jul. 2015

  • “Predicting Dickens: Generative Statistics and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC). Banff, Canada, Apr. 2014

  • “‘A Distant Copyist’: Translation and Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). New York University, Mar. 2014

  • “‘Fruitful Antagonisms’: Dickens’s Part-Issue Novels and Digital Studies.” Co-presented with Susan Bernstein. North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). University of South California, Dornsife, Oct. 2013

  • “Imported Plots: Translation and the British Romantics.” British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS). University of Southampton, Jul. 2013

  • “Periodical Links: Reading the Circulation of Texts In and Around Romola.” The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP). University of Salford, Jul. 2013

  • “Scaling Studies of Locality.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Ca’ Foscari University, Jun. 2013

  • “Digital Tools and World Views: What Literary Maps Can Tell Us About Nineteenth-Century Novels.” The British Modernities Group. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mar. 2013

  • “Counting Words and Tracking Narrators in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House.” Victorians Institute. Virginia Commonwealth University, Oct. 2012

  • “Narrativizing the World: Visualizing the Global Scope of Nineteenth-Century Genres.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). UW-Madison, Sept. 2012

  • “Transatlantic Illustrations: (Re)Packaging Uncle Tom’s Cabin for Children.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS). University of Kentucky, Mar. 2012

  • “Abbreviated Narratives: Nineteenth-Century Reprintings and The Making Of A National Identity.” International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN). Narrative Society, Mar. 2012

  • “Imagined Spaces: Narrative Possibilities and the Role of the Viewer in Victorian Visual Culture.” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA). Vanderbilt University, Nov. 2011

  • “Experiential Reading: The Function of Description in Narrative.” International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN). Washington University in St. Louis, Apr. 2011

  • “Reading Curiosity: Narrative Drive in Gothic Fiction.” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC). The Ohio State University, Apr. 2011

  • “Prescribing Gender: Doctors and Bodies in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Biopolitics Conference. UW-Madison, May 2010

  • “Marking Authority: The Function of Medieval Book Curses in Monastic and Legal Manuscripts.” UW-Madison Graduate Student Conference, Mar. 2010.


Workshop Participation

  • THATCamp AHA-MLA. University of Illinois at Chicago, Jan. 2018.

  • "Text Analysis." Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). Instructors Scott Enderle and Katie Rawson. University of Pennsylvania, Jun. 2018

  • Software Carpentry Instructor Training. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jan. 2018

  • “Automating tasks with the Unix shell, Building programs with Python, and Version control with Git.” Software Carpentry. Tufts University, Nov. 2017

  • Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies.” National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Workshop. Yale University, Jun. 2016

  • Database Design for Visualization and Analysis.” Instructor Nicole Coleman, Stanford University. Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Jun. 2015

  • Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage.” Instructors Mia Ridge, Open University, and Ben Brumfield, Independent Developer. Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Jul. 2015

  • “Programming for Everybody with Python.” Instructor Charles Severance, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. MOOC course. Fall 2014

  • Network Analysis and Visualization.” Instructor Elijah Meeks, Stanford University. Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT). University of Maryland, Aug. 2014

  • Large-Scale Text Analysis with R.” Instructor Matthew Jockers, University of Nebraska. Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI). University of Maryland, Jan. 2013

  • Out-of-the-Box Text Analysis for the Digital Humanities.” Instructor David Hoover. Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Jun. 2012